Two years before the inaugural Day At The Docks 2011 took place, Curt Wiesenhutter caught a 388-pound yellowfin fishing with legendary captain Bill Poole. The yellowfin set the IGFA all-tackle world record. The year was 1977. That record stood as the benchmark for more than 30 years, until Mike Livingston of Sunland, California, boated his 405.2-pounder on the Vagabondwith Capt. Mike Lackey this past November.
Day at the Docks has always celebrated the San Diego fleet, and the catches they put up. To keep up that tradition, event director Catherine Miller announced that they will be honoring the new yellowfin record and acknowledging both captain and angler for their remarkable achievement and its importance to San Diego’s long-range fleet. The ceremony will take place on the main stage at 1:45 p.m.
Immediately following the celebration, Lackey and Livingston will present a seminar on catching yellowfin cows on long-range boats. A meticulous Lyons and O’Haver replica of the monster fish will be on display.
Port of San Diego’s 32nd Day at the Docks takes place on Sunday, April 17, 2011, and as always, admission is Free!
Day at the Docks Highlights:
- Many of the fleet’s vessels will be open for inspection and others will offer introductory boat rides around San Diego Bay.
- Onboard and how-to seminars hosted by captains and crew as well as an all-star lineup of experts.
- A backdrop of more than 200 exhibits will display fishing tackle, marine art, clothing, accessories and marine services.
- Raffles will be held to benefit The Burn Institute with thousands of dollars of fishing equipment, fishing trips and other valuable prizes donated by sponsors and exhibitors.
- Music and live entertainment from the Main Stage throughout the day.
- Plus casting and knot-tying competitions, a captain’s dunk tank, kid’s fishing and art contests and more.